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Samurai with hand canon number two.

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Vladimir, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. Vladimir Active Member

    I welcome all members of the forum.
    The next samurai with a hand canon will shoot standing up. Going to war, this samurai did not put on a full set of armor, he put on only a ni-mai-do cuirass (probably so as not to burn his chest when fired) and a shino-suneate. On his head is a hachimaki bandage, symbolizing determination and inflexibility of intentions (this is necessary when shooting from such a large cannon.:))

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  2. Oda A Fixture

    One more for my stash.Save one for me Vladimir.Your works are solid gold.

    Oda.
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  3. karlw Member

    Country:
    Germany
    I like this one better than the previous Samurai gunner. Especially for the facial expression and the head gear you get my thumbs up. ! A buy !
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  4. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Excellent work, following with interest.

    Bill
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  5. Bob Orr Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stunning works again. Bob
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  6. Vladimir Active Member

    Thank you all for your comments.
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Vladimir

    The first was great to follow ...jaw dropping sculpting and research ...........this will be the same ....a fine face on this one

    Following with much interest

    Happy sculpting

    Nap
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  8. Vladimir Active Member

    Thanks!:)
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  9. myouchin Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hello Vladimir,
    Nice start! so far so good.I'm a little skeptical about the head of this figure, but I can't conclude that it's a mistake.
    Is this cuirass a hotoke dō? Or is it kawadutumi iyozane marudō?These two types of armor are very similar in appearance and are difficult to distinguish.
    By the way, it became clear when the hand cannon (kakae ōdutu) began to be used on the battlefield.There seems to be a record that Oda Nobunaga asked a Kunitomo blacksmith to make two hand cannons, which were delivered to Gifu Castle on November 6, 1571 (Genki 2).This was much earlier in time than I had guessed.
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  10. Vladimir Active Member

    Thanks, Myouchin !
    I found this cuirass in a book by Trevor Absolon, where it is called okashi gusoku.I know that this name refers to all the cuirasses that the ashigaru received during their service, and not to this type of cuirass.But I did not find another name for this cuirass.And thank you for the information about the hand cannon.
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  11. myouchin Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Japan
    This type of cuirass is classified as hotoke dō.Hotoke dō is an armor made by applying a thick layer of lacquer mixed with kokuso (wood powder and fiber waste) to the surface of okegawa dō to eliminate steps on the surface and smooth it.
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  12. Vladimir Active Member

    Thank you, I understand
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  13. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Guys

    Absolutely fascinating to read the information on the armour such knowledge shared which is great to see and what PF is about

    Look forward to more

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  14. Vladimir Active Member

    (y)
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  15. Vladimir Active Member

    Hello to all members of the forum.
    I'm almost done making the samurai.It remains to make a couple of swords and finish the details.I hope to finish this soon.
    In some photos, the head looks too big.These are distortions when taking photos.I will try to fix this in the following photos.

    I hope you will like what I have done.
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  16. Oda A Fixture

    One for me please!Excellent work Vladimir.

    Oda.
  17. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Vladimir

    Great to see an update , you certainly pack the detail in and so well referenced

    Certainly would make a great bust subject as well

    Look forward to more on this sculpt

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  18. myouchin Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hello Vladimir,
    Many of the samurai figures I had seen did not look Japanese in the face.This was as frustrating to me as a mistake in historical research.But this samurai's face is perfectly Japanese. I guarantee.(y)
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  19. Vladimir Active Member

    Thank you guys.Indeed, many people do not think about the differences between different nationalities, and they are very important.Each nation has its own unique characteristics.To choose a face for my figure, I look at a lot of Japanese photos from the late 19th-20th century.They are very helpful in finding the right character
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  20. karlw Member

    Country:
    Germany
    so unique ! keep up the good work !
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